Disposable Plastic Free Campus Policy
The Disposable Plastic Free Campus Policy aims to promote greater environmental sustainability and limit the impact of single-use plastics. The policy will restrict the usage of single-use plastics on the University of Hong Kong campuses.
By September 2020, the University of Hong Kong will be a disposable plastic free campus.
From September 2020, the following items cannot be sold or distributed on campus or at events held by university affiliated units:
This policy applies to all catering outlets, retail locations and vending machines owned by or located on university premises as well as all university affiliated units.
Exceptions to the Disposable Plastic Free Campus policy may be permitted in health-related or other emergency situations.
Specific types of single-use plastics are being targeted under the policy.
Items being targeted & their alternatives
Restricted disposable plastics include compostable or biodegradable plastics (such as Oxo biodegradable or vegetable-based plastics).
*Disposable non-plastic alternatives are not ideal as they still generate large amounts of waste. They should only be considered if absolutely necessary.